New Porsche Tech
Porsche Australia & New Zealand – Connectivity: Porsche has recently taken the technology lead in Australia with the release of two practical apps for owners.
These new exclusive apps make it even more enjoyable to own a Porsche.
Porsche in-car parking app
Porsche has launched a parking app that provides Australian owners with a contactless and convenient parking experience, directly from their vehicle.
Porsche Park App, exclusive to Porsche owners, delivers a new connected car experience, offering owners seamless live parking information, real-time navigation and a contactless solution for car park access and payment at participating locations.
The app allows owners to open car park boom gates and make payments via the in-car Porsche Communication Management (PCM) touchscreen, accessing the app via Apple CarPlay.
Porsche Park, developed in conjunction with Australian smart parking solutions provider UbiPark, offers the ability to search, navigate, access and pay at selected off-street partner car park locations. The app is now available for download from the Apple App Store.
Initially, all participating locations are in Melbourne, including high-profile sites such as the Melbourne Arts Centre and Rialto Tower. Availability is expected to be expanded nationally in the second half of the year.
The app also allows Porsche owners to search for space availability at public car parks near their destination.
Porsche Park is the first Australian-built Porsche app to be available in CarPlay and is the latest in a suite of Porsche apps available for download, such as the Porsche Track Precision or ROADS by Porsche apps.
How it works
To be guided to off-street Porsche Park partner car parks, a driver opens the app safely in CarPlay, selects a preferred site and starts the navigation immediately. Participating parking locations are searchable by both name and location. You can also save preferred parking locations.
Upon arrival at the location, the app will automatically detect a car park entrance via Bluetooth and signal to the driver the available entry lanes on the centre console display of the PCM screen. The driver can then select and open the boom gate using a button on the display without needing to handle any paper or digital tickets.
After entering the car park, the app will continue to monitor the parking event, with information about cost and duration of stay accessible at any time on their mobile phone via the app.
When leaving the car park, the driver follows the same procedure as on arrival and a transaction summary is available immediately after exiting.
By using the app, Porsche owners can also access discounted parking rates at participating Porsche Park partner sites. The app also provides information on non-barrier car parks in locations around Melbourne’s CBD.
“The goal is to offer our customers unique smart mobility experiences,” said Matthias Prilipp, Product Manager—New Technologies, Porsche Cars Australia.
Apple CarPlay standard
Apple CarPlay is standard across the Porsche product range in Australia, with recent models like the 911 Carrera and the newly launched Taycan featuring wireless CarPlay.
Selected classic models can also access CarPlay if a Porsche Classic Communication Management system is installed. The Porsche Park app can also be operated using Apple iPhone smart phones.
More information: https://www.porsche.com/australia/accessoriesandservice/parking/
Sell your Porsche safely
Porsche Cars Australia has also launched the Porsche Sell Direct App, allowing a fast and simple way to sell a pre-owned Porsche to an official Porsche Centre.
The app provides existing Porsche owners that are looking to sell their Porsche with an easy way to connect exclusively with participating Porsche Centres. The app can be downloaded with listings and sales at no cost to the owner.
Porsche owners can create a listing for their Porsche in just minutes and have Porsche Centres from around Australia place conditional offers for their car. Dealer and owner information remains anonymous until the owner accepts an offer.
The easy listing process includes guidance on how to take high quality photos. Once owners receive conditional offers from participating Porsche Centres they can accept or decline the offers on their mobile device using the app.
Porsche Sell Direct was developed in Australia and is the only app of this kind in the Porsche network globally.
“Our goal was to provide a streamlined selling process. Dealing exclusively with participating Porsche Centres makes it simple for owners to sell their car,” said Sam Curtis, CEO and Managing Director, Porsche Cars Australia.
The Porsche Sell Direct App is now available to download from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.
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